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March 12, 2014

QCon London 2014 Day 1

AlBlue's Blog
Is it really a year since last time? Doesn’t time fly … especially if you have a lot of things going on and not enough time to blog about them. I can’t believe it’s been more than 3 months since last time I blogged. Oh well, m More...
March 12, 2014

QCon London 2014 Day 2

AlBlue's Blog
Day 2 at QCon started off with a talk by Tim Lister (co-author of Peopleware). One of the great things about QCon is that you get to meet interesting peope from all walks of life, and I had the pleasure of chatting with Tim at drinks the night before More...
March 12, 2014

QCon London 2014 Day 3

AlBlue's Blog
The final day of QCon London 2014 is upon us, and as is usual the morning after the night before is never easy. In my case, having both missed my planned train home (and getting home an hour later as a result) as well as having mislaid my hat I decid More...
March 12, 2014

QCon London 2014 Day 1

AlBlue’s Blog
Is it really a year since last time? Doesn’t time fly … especially if you have a lot of things going on and not enough time to blog about them. I can’t believe it’s been more than 3 months since last time I blogged. Oh well, m More...
March 12, 2014

QCon London 2014 Day 2

AlBlue’s Blog
Day 2 at QCon started off with a talk by Tim Lister (co-author of Peopleware). One of the great things about QCon is that you get to meet interesting peope from all walks of life, and I had the pleasure of chatting with Tim at drinks the night before More...
March 12, 2014

QCon London 2014 Day 3

AlBlue’s Blog
The final day of QCon London 2014 is upon us, and as is usual the morning after the night before is never easy. In my case, having both missed my planned train home (and getting home an hour later as a result) as well as having mislaid my hat I decid More...
March 12, 2014

Protected: Shenandoah – Early findings with running PCGen

jClarity
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March 11, 2014

QCon London 2014

Trisha's Ramblings
Wow. My 4th QCon London.  That’s not bad.  And every time, it’s a different experience (if you must, see my blogs for 2013, 2012, and even 2007 (part 1 & part 2 - how cute was I? "agile seems like a jolly good idea; automa More...
March 10, 2014

Sparking innovation in an established company

Trisha's Ramblings
I’ve been running into BSkyB a bunch this week - firstly I was invited to kick off their innovation tech talks series last Monday, then I kept meeting Sky people (that makes it sound like they’re aliens) at QCon.It seems Sky is keen to create/fos More...
March 8, 2014

The Joy of Coding

Trisha's Ramblings
Dick Wall - The Tao, of the Joy, of CodingI’m on a plane (there’s a surprise) on my way back from The Joy of Coding.  It’s the title that attracted me to this conference, and it was a great little one day event with awesome people lik More...
March 8, 2014

AngularJS e2e testing using ngMockE2E

Xebia Blog
For our project we needed a mock http backend that we could instruct to return predefined responses so we were able to e2e test our full application without having a 'real' backend. This way we do not have to account for any state in the backend and More...
March 5, 2014

End of an era in my garage

Xebia Blog
This weekend I was forced to throw away a cardboard box. So what, I hear you think and I agree, but it being Sunday and me being in a hazy reflective Sunday afternoon state of mind (nono, no alcohol yet) and the box being the specific cardboard box i More...
March 4, 2014

Events from our Partners – London Java Community – Brought to you by @RecWorks #ljcjug

London Java Community Blog
Hi everyone, Sorry for the delay on this mail out – we have been affected by the recent Meetup outage. I hope you’re all doing well and had a great weekend. It was great seeing some of you at last month’s Mini Open Conference, I hope yo More...
March 3, 2014

In my day...

Trisha's Ramblings
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February 26, 2014

On quality, beauty and elegance. Parting words of a fellow Xebian

Xebia Blog
This week we said goodbye to a long-time colleague, Luuk Dijkhuis, senior consultant with a history in multiple Xebia units. He agreed to let me share his parting speech with you, here goes: ----- My dear Xebians, thank you for your kind words. Now, More...
February 24, 2014

David Farley about Continuous Delivery

Xebia Blog
In most complex organisations, Continuous Delivery has become an essential process. Therefore Xebia wants to share its knowledge and experience in a book of Continuous Delivery. The book, written by Andrew Phillips, Michiel Sens, Adriaan de Jonge, Ma More...
February 23, 2014

Promises and design patterns in AngularJS

Xebia Blog
The traditional way to deal with asynchronous tasks in Javascript are callbacks; call a method, give it a function reference to execute once that method is done. This is pretty neat, but, it has some drawbacks; for one, combining or chaining multiple More...
February 22, 2014

Software engineering vs Software consulting

Bilgin Ibryam's Open Source Journeys
I've seen articles with this topic in the past but have to admit to have never read one. If you have, probably you already know which one is the better profession so stop reading this now. If you are still interested, this is my take on the topic.Sof More...
February 20, 2014

vagrant-roller now updated for Roller 5

Edd Grants Blog
Last year I put together a little GitHub project called vagrant-roller which provisioned an Apache Roller VM with very little effort. The initial version of the project provisioned a Roller v4 VM but there were a couple of issues getting the latest v More...
February 19, 2014

Shenandoah – A new low pause Garbage Collection algorithm for the Java Hotspot JVM

jClarity
Over the past 18 months or so, Red Hat’s Roman Kenneke and Christine Flood have been working on a new low pause Garbage Collector for the Hotspot JVM, code-named Shenandoah. It’s aimed at reducing large pause times in large to extremely l More...
February 15, 2014

Are all Models Wrong?

Principles of Software Flow
One of my favourite quotes comes from the accidental statistician George E. P. Box Remember that all models are wrong; the practical question is how wrong do they have to be to not be useful. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/George_E._P._Box#An_Accidenta More...
February 11, 2014

Events from our Partners – London Java Community – Brought to you by @RecWorks #ljcjug

London Java Community Blog
Hi everyone, I hope you’re all doing well and enjoyed our first ever ‘un-party’ last month. This month we are hosting a Mini-Open Conference, similar to our LJC un-conference but on a smaller scale. Im sure its going to be loads of fun, More...
February 10, 2014

PhantomJS data mining & BASH data analysis

Xebia Blog
As a moderately large company we rent mail boxes for our employees at a hosting provider; a lot of mailboxes. These come in varying sizes, and naturally the larger you go the more expensive they become. The other day I received an email requesting se More...
February 10, 2014

Should you notice I'm a woman? Should I care?

Trisha's Ramblings
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February 9, 2014

Why you should worry about quality

From Fragile To Agile
Let's think about two minicab companies: Albert's Cars Ltd and Bernard's Cars Ltd. Albert's Cars is mainly concerned about effectiveness, about making the right strategic decisions. Bernard's Cars is more concerned about efficiency, operating at a re More...
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